High-quality early childhood education is proven to dramatically improve a child’s opportunities for a better future—particularly children from low-income families. If we, as a nation, want to ensure all children have access to high-quality early learning, there must be strong support and partnerships from federal government to extend the reach or fill in the gaps of state efforts and innovation.
This fact sheet provides an abbreviated overview of state- and federally-funded early childhood opportunities in Washington, which serve more than 200,000 children and families.
“Without a doubt, early learning helps shape a child’s development, which sets them on a path for future success.” – Senator Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
“As a former preschool teacher, I know early childhood education is critical to preparing our youngest learners for kindergarten and beyond.” – Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)